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10 Best Luggage: Smartest Luggage for Carefree Travel

10 Best Luggage: Smartest Luggage for Carefree Travel

Luggage is the most troublesome thing we need to carry with us during travel. It can be heavy, difficult to organize stuff inside, and worst of all… it can be lost or stolen.

Fortunately, with recent technology advancements, luggage is not just for putting our stuff in anymore. As you’ll see from the 10 best luggage that we’ve handpicked, there are all kinds of options and features to help you have a carefree and enjoyable trip.

1. Néit Collapsible Suitcase

    Néit’s suitcase folds flat for easy storage when it’s empty. A wonderful idea for sure. The polycarbonate/aircraft-grade aluminum shell folds down to just three inches – and even has a carabiner clip so it can hang in a closet. The 360-degree removable wheels are yet another handy, easy-stash feature.

    Néit Collapsible Suitcase, $325

    2. Raden A22 Carry-On Luggage

      This high-tech luggage features two external USB posts, ensuring that your smartphone won’t run out of power during your travels. Another useful feature is the weight-sensing handle. You just need to lift the luggage, and the weight is displayed on the Raden app. There is also a location-tracking function and allows you to track your suitcase’s current location.

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      Raden A22 Carry-On Luggage, $295

      3. TraxPack Single Carry-On

        Struggle with taking luggage up and down stairs? If yes, take a look at the TraxPack single carry-on. The manufacturer claims it takes the “lug” out of luggage! It does that by using an innovative tilting handle and a track system that makes it easy to drag the case up and down stairs.

        The TraxPack also features a GPS tracker and a combination lock with TSA access.

        TraxPack Single Carry-On, $200

        4. Modobag Rideable Luggage

          It’s a rideable suitcase.This funky item has a range of about eight miles, and its battery power is intentionally set just under the FAA’s 100 watt hour limit so that travelers can take the bag on planes. The manufacturer claims the bag can charge up to 80% capacity in 15 minutes. So, if you want to make your airport visits as quick and easy as possible – then this rideable luggage could be just the thing for you.

          Modobag Rideable Luggage, $1295

          5. 4 Set Packing Cubes, Travel Luggage Packing Organizers with Laundry Bag

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            These packing cubes are a great way to keep organized for family breaks, business travel, backpacking, camping, hiking, road trips and cruises (to name just a few!). Each cube has a mesh top panel for easy identification of contents and ventilation. And despite there being four cubes, some people choose to just take one cube as a carry-on item, helping to reduce weight in their checked-in luggage.

            4 Set Packing Cubes,Travel Luggage Packing Organizers with Laundry Bag, $19.99

            6. G-RO 22” International Expandable Carry-On Luggage

              G-RO is the perfect companion for the frequent traveler who avoids checking bags and dreams of traveling only with a carry-on. G-RO’s unique design counterbalances the weight of additional bags and makes the total package feel lighter as you roll.

              The G-RO features: Tough terrain wheels, telescoping handle, USB charging station, waterproof bottom, expansion zipper and impact-resistant panels.

              G-RO 22” International Expandable Carry-On Luggage, $449

              7. Bluesmart One – Smart Luggage: GPS, Remote Locking, Battery Charger

                Bluesmart One has some smart features including a battery with two USB charging ports that can charge your devices up to six times over. There’s also a 3G/GPS tracking function that allows you to locate your suitcase anywhere in the world.

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                There’s also the built-in scale in the suitcase’s handle that allows you to weigh it through the app. And finally, a remote digital lock which can be locked/unlocked via your smartphone.

                Bluesmart One – Smart Luggage: GPS, Remote Locking, Battery Charger, $250

                8. Delsey Luggage Helium Aero International Carry On Expandable Spinner Trolley

                  This sleek piece of luggage features a large easy-access front compartment with an integrated padded sleeve for up to a 15.6-inch laptop, and two zippered mesh pockets for computer accessories, toiletries, or any last minute items such as tickets, passports or books.

                  The double spinner wheels assure exceptional maneuvrability and keep zero weight on your arm. The case is made from 100% polycarbonate, which gives the case its lightweight and durable properties.

                  Delsey Luggage Helium Aero International Carry On Expandable Spinner Trolley, $114

                  9. HAUPTSTADTKOFFER Luggages Sets Glossy Suitcase Sets Hardside Spinner Trolley Expandable

                    The Famous German brand HAUPTSTADTKOFFER has designed a great-looking set of cases. And it’s not just an aesthetically-pleasing set of cases, there is also a neat space-saving feature which means that the smaller cases can be stored inside the larger ones.

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                    The cases also feature TSA combination locks with re-settable codes for secure travel to the USA.

                    HAUPTSTADTKOFFER Luggages Sets Glossy Suitcase Sets Hardside Spinner Trolley Expandable, $200

                    10. Traveler’s Choice Luggage Toronto Three Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage

                      If you’re looking for strong and sturdy cases, this three-piece set could be a good match for you.

                      They are constructed of ABS hard shell with a scratch-resistant finish, and feature a telescopic handle system with push button locking for easy maneuvrability. The cases are also fully lined, and have multi-use organizational pockets for simple packing.

                      Traveler’s Choice Luggage Toronto Three Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage, $159

                      We hope the above list of smart luggage will be useful to you. And of course, we wish you a safe and happy trip!

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                      Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                      We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                      So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                      Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                      What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                      Boundaries are limits

                      —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                      Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                      Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                      Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                      Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                      How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                      Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                      1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                      Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                      You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                      To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                      You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                      • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                      • When do you feel disrespected?
                      • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                      • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                      • When do you want to be alone?
                      • How much space do you need?

                      You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                      2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                      Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                      Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                      3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                      Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                      That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                      Sample language:

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                      • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                      • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                      • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                      • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                      • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                      • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                      • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                      Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                      4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                      Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                      Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                      Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                      We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                      It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                      It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                      Final Thoughts

                      Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                      Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                      Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                      The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                      Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                      Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                      They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                      Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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